Li-Jeen has twenty years of corporate-commercial legal and executive experience. For the past dozen years, Li-Jeen was responsible for the legal affairs of Simon Fraser University. As General Counsel and University Secretary at SFU, Li-Jeen built and led a team of staff and lawyers. She was responsible for the Board of Governors, University Legal Counsel, University Policies, the Human Rights Office, Internal Audit, SFU’s Ombuds Office, and SFU’s Archives and Records Management, which includes Access to Information and Privacy. Li-Jeen’s executive and legal experience spans a variety of legal areas including labour relations, employment matters, construction, IT systems, stakeholder engagement and critical incident management.
Prior to SFU, Li-Jeen was a lawyer in private practice at top-tier national firms providing advice and legal services on a range of issues including complex commercial litigation, employment matters, product liability, and securities litigation. Li-Jeen has represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, and before various courts including the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada.
Li-Jeen’s education includes a law degree from Dalhousie University and an M.A. and B.A. (Honours) in English from SFU. Li-Jeen is currently taking the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors’ ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. Li-Jeen gives time to the community and is currently a Director at Vancouver College, on the Broadway Subway Project Advisory Council at St. Augustine School, a member of the Sovereign Order of St. John, and a member of the Canadian Association of University Solicitors.
Li-Jeen likes to spend her free time with her family, skiing, biking, and traveling.